Donetsk Feb 16 - DAN. DPR envoy to Minsk talks Denis Pushilin blamed the Ukrainian representatives in the Contact Group humanitarian subgroup for sabotaging preparations for new prisoner exchange between DPR and Ukraine.

“Of course, outright sabotage is taking place,” Pushilin told reporters on Friday. I’d say it has become routine for Viktor Medvedchuk, a Ukrainian representative, to miss humanitarian group talks for this or that reason. As for the second Kiev representative - Irina Geraschenko - we see her faking heart attacks etc.”

A new round of Donbass peace talks took place in the Belarussian capital on 14 February. DPR ombudswoman Darya Morozova said the Ukrainian representative refused to discuss new prisoner exchange at the humanitarian subgroup talks and walked out of the meeting.*jk